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Help with a registered non-profit garden zoo for endangered birds in the lovely Scottish Borders, UK



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  • Beschreibung


    Hi and thank you for looking at our profile.

    Mark & Owen and their sons have been developing a conservation breeding facility for endangered birds in the lovely Scottish Borders. We are a registered not-for-profit organisation with saving rare birds and promoting a more sustainable way of living at our heart.

    We need people who know gardening to help make our vegetable garden functional and beautiful. I personally love vegetable gardening but simply don't have the time to get stuck in and grow food. This would be an ideal workaway for a couple or two friends; gardening is much more fun with more than one person.

    There are many bigger projects which would benefit from more hands. We are currently building a nesting cliff for the endangered northern bald ibis which we would like to finish this spring in time for the breeding season. There are many aviaries that need to be finished in the orchards. Then we can work on building nice big flights for the owls we have rescued and all the parrots that we have re-homed. Its these projects that we really need help with so construction work is really what to progress this year.

    There is opportunity for someone to be involved in animal care, I can provide a huge amount of animal care experience for the right person who wants to take animal care further into their lives. For a select few volunteers, animal care can be their main role with us.

    Whilst this year's workaways won't be working directly with the birds, you will be working amongst them and you will have connection with fascinating species and characters.

    We encourage volunteers to take two days off a week. Most of our volunteers go exploring Scotland, relaxing in this beautiful countryside or get involved with Edinburgh's wonderful culture and history. From Edinburgh you can catch tour buses for a day or multiple day tours round the Highlands and Islands.

    This is a welcoming place with no prejudice.

    If you would like to be a part of this adventure with the opportunity to further conservation work and promoting a more sustainable way of living, then do get in touch.

    Thank you for reading!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    This is a great opportunity to live amongst a variety of wonderful birds and animals.
    The village is very friendly. They are currently renovating the village pub which will hopefully open again soon.
    There are regular buses to Edinburgh with all the shopping, culture and history you could wish for! The same buses go south, further into the Borders where there are old towns and villages to explore.

  • Registered Non Profit

    Registered non-profit

    This host is a registered CIC in the UK and is looking for help with their non-profit project. Please check directly with them if they can provide sponsorship. More info can be found here.

  • Arbeit


    We have built a not for profit organisation with the skin on our fingers. Our key objectives are to promote a more sustainable way of living and the conservation of the natural world. Getting the gardens tidy and functional is this year's project, we would also welcome thoughts and ideas from experienced gardeners.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Greek: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    We have a cabin which stands away from the house so you will have your own privacy and space. It has a large double bed, sitting room, kitchen area, internet, water and electricity.
    We also have a caravan / trailer which is ideal for a solo traveller. It is clean, cozy and has great views of the countryside. It has wifi, electricity and drinking water. There is also an immediate outdoor area for yoga, sitting, relaxing outdoors.
    We will get the groceries you need to make your own breakfast and dinners. If you need luxury items such as alcohol or magazines, then we are happy for you to join us when we go shopping. Lunches will either be cooked by me in the house or, you can have lunch in the visitor centre, free of charge.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We live in a pretty village with many lovely walks through rolling Scottish Borders countryside. There is a regular bus service which can take you further down into the Scottish Borders where there are fascinating towns and villages which are incredibly rich in culture and history. And of course a good bus service direct to Edinburgh city center.

    Mark and I are open to all cultures, religions, gender, sexuality etc.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have ample room for campervans, and somewhere to properly empty septic waste and a nearby tap with drinking water.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We have accommodated people and pets before. It is paramount to have in mind that this is the birds' home. Their health and wellbeing takes priority above pets.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 368619246757

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